We no longer live in a time where we shy away from getting into a stranger’s car. Instead, we now call them to pick us up and take us from point A to point B. You trust that you will arrive safely. However, Uber & Lyft drivers are not unlike anyone else. They have no special training and are just another driver on the road. You may think that if an accident happens these rideshare companies will be quick to fork over compensation for your injuries. The reality is that they will not. Liability is complex in cases involving rideshares. Talk to a Chesapeake, Virginia Uber & Lyft accident attorney from Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C., today.
Uber and Lyft have implemented several loopholes into their insurance policies and this makes it difficult for victims to recover compensation without the help of a Chesapeake, Virginia Uber & Lyft accident attorney. If a driver is not signed in to the app they are on their own time and are not covered by rideshare insurance policies. If the driver is signed into the app and there is not a passenger on board their insurance company will be liable but the rideshare companies may need to step in during certain cases.
If a driver is signed into the app, and there is a passenger on board they will be covered under the insurance policy of the rideshare company. The liability insurance policy is $1 million for either company and is meant to cover damages and expenses resulting from an accident. Just because this insurance is in place, does not mean it will be easy to obtain any compensation.
Injuries can vary but are often similar to car accident injuries. Some of the most common injuries we see from Uber & Lyft accidents are:
Some injuries can be treated with minimal medical treatment while others may require long-term care and more invasive procedures.
When you are involved in an accident it can be a confusing time, especially when you are unsure of who will pay for all of your damages and medical expenses. The at-fault should be held liable for your damages whether it be the rideshare driver or another driver’s fault. At Randall, Page & Bruch, P.C. We will look at all of the facts surrounding the case and determine who is liable for your injuries. We will seek compensation on your behalf for the following:
The amount of compensation you may be entitled to will vary depending on the severity of your injuries. There may be more or fewer types of compensation you may be entitled to.
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